Judas

[ joo-duhs ]
/ ˈdʒu dəs /

noun

Also called Judas Iscariot. the disciple who betrayed Jesus. Mark 3:19.
a person treacherous enough to betray a friend; traitor.
Also called Saint Judas, Saint Jude. one of the 12 apostles (not Judas Iscariot). Luke 6:16; Acts 1:13; John 14:22.
a brother of James (and possibly of Jesus). Matthew 13:55; Mark 6:3.
(usually lowercase)Also called judas hole . a peephole, as in an entrance door or the door of a prison cell.

adjective

(of an animal) used as a decoy to lead other animals to slaughter: A Judas goat led sheep into the abattoir.

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OTHER WORDS FROM Judas

Ju·das·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Judas (1 of 2)

judas
/ (ˈdʒuːdəs) /

noun

(sometimes capital) a peephole or a very small window in a doorAlso called: judas window, judas hole

Word Origin for judas

C19: after Judas Iscariot

British Dictionary definitions for Judas (2 of 2)

Judas
/ (ˈdʒuːdəs) /

noun

New Testament the apostle who betrayed Jesus to his enemies for 30 pieces of silver (Luke 22:3–6, 47–48)Full name: Judas Iscariot
a person who betrays a friend; traitor
a brother or relative of James and also of Jesus (Matthew 13:55). This figure, Thaddaeus, and Jude were probably identical

adjective

denoting an animal or bird used to lure others of its kind or lead them to slaughter
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